Birth, Death, and Femininity Birth, Death, and Femininity

Birth, Death, and Femininity Birth, Death, and Femininity : Philosophies of Embodiment Philosophies of Embodiment

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Issues surrounding birth and death have been fundamental for Western philosophy as well as for individual existence. The contributors to this volume unravel the gendered aspects of the classical philosophical discourses on death, bringing in discussions about birth, creativity, and the entire chain of human activity. By linking their work to major thinkers such as Heidegger, Nietzsche, Beauvoir, and Arendt, and to major philosophical currents such as ancient philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, and social and political philosophy, they challenge prevailing feminist articulations of birth and death. These philosophical reflections add an important sexual dimension to current thinking on identity, temporality, and community.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 281 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253004829
  • 9780253004826